Dental Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

Fill out our Appointment Form or call us at Lakewood Office Phone Number 562-920-1726 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Peña today!

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.

On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

Rebecca Irene A. Peña, DMD

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Good service and quality work.

- Ralph D

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The staff are very friendly and patient. This is by far the best dentist I have ever been to. I would recommend this place to all my friends and family.

- Amber A

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Dr. Pena and her office staff and hygienists are excellent!

- Tim J

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In all the years of having dental work done, I have met only two dentists who perform dental procedures with a very light touch. Dr. Peña is one of them. She is very professional and she also makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. The clinic makes dental crowns in-house in about an hour so patients don't have to come back for another appointment. I am quite impressed by the computerized system they use. Real-time video of some procedures are available. Dental records are kept digitally and available instantly to doctor and patient (very "high-tech").

- Enrique A

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Excellent office all around. Dr Pena is fabulous with handling nervous patients (such as me)! Couldn't not recommend her high enough!

- Linda j

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I went to see her after a horrible experience with my previous dentist left me never wanting to go to the dentist again. Dr. Pena was recommended, and since realistically I had to see a dentist, I decided to give her a try. She is the best dentist I have ever seen, and I will never go to another one. She was painless, and my teeth feel great! If you want a talented, gifted dentist working on your teeth, ho see Dr. Pena.

- Jaime N

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Doctor got back tk me within minutes she is great she actually cares for their patients will be going back and i am already recommending people she is great.

- JOSE S

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Staff and dr. Was great. The procedure was done in a professional matter.

- Richard S

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